Aztecs water polo

SDSU WATER POLO SIGNS VALHALLA HIGH STANDOUT TO NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT

 

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November 13, 2017 (San Diego) - Valhalla High School girls water polo standout Spencer Samuel has signed a letter of intent to play water polo at San Diego State for the 2018-19 school year.  The utility has been a starter in her three years at VHS and has helped the Norsemen to the CIF Open Division playoffs each season, advancing as far as the semifinals in 2016, after claiming three Grossmont League titles. A scholar-athlete in 2017 in both water polo and swim, the two-time team captain is a multi-year All-American, all-CIF performer and two-time Grossmont League Player of the Year (2016, 2017). Samuel enters her senior season with 253 goals, 148 assists and 261 steals in her career.

FORMER AZTEC DUO TO COMPETE AT FINA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Water polo duo to play in Budapest

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August 4, 2017 (San Diego) - Former San Diego State water polo All-Americans Sandy Onweller Dielman and Stacy Werner are set to compete with Bay Area Masters in Budapest at the 17th FINA World Masters Championships. The tournament features seven teams, two of which will represent the United States.

SIX AZTECS ACHIEVE GCC ALL-ACADEMIC STATUS

 

SDSU has its most award winners since 2015

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June 28, 2017 (San Diego) - Six San Diego State water polo student-athletes landed on the 2017 Golden Coast Conference All-Academic Team, the league announced on Wednesday. The six Aztecs represent the second-highest total in school history, trailing only 2015’s eight honorees.

DIACONO NOMINATED FOR NCAA WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

Recent graduate is one of 229 Division I student-athletes up for award

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June 27, 2017 (San Diego) - Recent San Diego State women’s water polo graduate Alyssa Diacono is a nominee for the 2017 NCAA Women of the Year Award, the NCAA announced today.

FIVE AZTECS EARN ACWPC ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS

 

Diacono lands on Outstanding Team

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June 16, 2017 (San Diego) - Five San Diego State water polo players earned Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-Academic Awards, the ACWPC announced on Friday. The five honorees match the most in single-season school history.

CAROLINE ISRAELS NAMED ACWPC ALL-AMERICAN

 

Senior picks up third-straight All-America honor

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June 5, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State water polo senior Caroline Israels has been named to the 2017 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Division I All-America Team. The honor marks the third consecutive season in which she has landed on the squad.

SDSU WATER POLO FINISHES SEASON RANKED 13TH IN FINAL CWPA POLL

 

Aztecs end campaign with best ranking since 2013

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May 17, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State finished the 2017 campaign ranked 13th nationally in the final Collegiate Water Polo Association Top-25 Poll. It is the highest final CWPA ranking for the program since 2013 when the Aztecs completed the season at No. 10.

DIACONO, ISRAELS NAMED TO GCC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

 

Aztec duo helped SDSU reach tournament title game

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May 1, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State water polo’s Alyssa Diacono and Caroline Israels were named to the 2017 Golden Coast Conference All-Tournament Team, the league announced Monday morning. It is the second career honor for Diacono and the third for Israels.

SDSU WATER POLO FALLS SHORT VS. PACIFIC IN GCC TITLE GAME

 

 

Aztecs unable to recover from early deficit

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April 30, 2017 (Santa Clara) - Top-seeded San Diego State dug itself too big a hole to climb out of and fell to second-seeded Pacific, 11-7, on Sunday in the title game of the Golden Coast Conference Championship. The Aztecs fell to 18-14 on the season, while the Tigers moved to 20-8.

TOP-SEEDED SDSU WATER POLO REACHES GCC FINAL AFTER DEFEATING APU

 

Aztecs down Azusa Pacific 13-7 in GCC semifinal round

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April 29, 2017 (Santa Clara) - Top-seeded San Diego State cruised to a 13-7 victory over fourth-seeded Azusa Pacific in the semifinal round of the Golden Coast Conference Championship at Sullivan Aquatic Center in Santa Clara. The win pushed the Aztecs into Sunday’s title game vs. second-seeded Pacific.

CAROLINE ISRAELS NAMED GCC PLAYER OF THE YEAR

 

Five Aztecs earn all-GCC honors

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April 25, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Caroline Israels has been named the 2017 Golden Coast Conference Player of the Year, the league announced today. SDSU’s leading goal scorer was one of five Aztecs to earn all-GCC accolades and was joined by Alyssa Diacono, Kate McDonnell, Ioli Benekou and Shelby Kraft.

NO. 11 SDSU WATER POLO FALLS TO NO. 18 UCSD ON SENIOR DAY 10-6

 

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April 22, 2017 (San Diego) - The 11th-ranked San Diego State water polo team wrapped up its regular-season schedule on a sour note Saturday, falling to No. 18 UC San Diego in the 16th annual Harper Cup game at Aztec Aquaplex as part of Senior Day festivities.

AZTECS WATER POLO SWIMS INTO FIRST WITH DOUBLE WINS OVER AZUSA PACIFIC AND CONCORDIA

 

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April 13, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State water polo closed out Golden Coast Conference play today with a doubleheader.  Their first game was against Azusa Pacific University.

SDSU WATER POLO: KATE MCDONNELL NAMED GCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Award is the fourth of the season for San Diego State

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April 13, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State goalkeeper Kate McDonnell is the Golden Coast Conference Player of the Week, the league announced late Wednesday. The award is the first of her career and the fourth for 11th-ranked SDSU this season.

T-NO. 14 SDSU WATER POLO EDGES NO. 22 CSU BAKERSFIELD 6-5

 

Aztecs rally from 5-2 deficit to win

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April 11, 2017 (San Diego) - T-No. 14 San Diego State rallied to defeat 22nd-ranked CSU Bakersfield, 6-5, Tuesday afternoon at Aztec Aquaplex. SDSU improved to 15-12 with the decision, while the Roadrunners fell to 12-14.

T-NO. 14 WATER POLO DOWNS NO. 9 PACIFIC 8-7

 

 

Aztecs move to 5-0 in league play

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April 7, 2017 (San Diego) - T-No. 14 San Diego State was outstanding on defense, received a career effort from goalkeeper Kate McDonnell and saw Caroline Israels score the game-winner in an 8-7 victory over ninth-ranked Pacific on Friday afternoon at Aztec Aquaplex. The win moved SDSU to 14-12 overall and 5-0 in the Golden Coast Conference, while UOP fell to 14-8 and 3-1 in league action.

T-NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO LOSES AT NO. 8 HAWAII 13-4

 

Aztecs drop final game at Hawai’i Invitational

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April 1, 2017 (Honolulu) - T-No. 12 San Diego State came up short in its final game at the Hawai’i Invitational, losing to the hosts, 13-4, Saturday afternoon at Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Center. The loss dropped the Aztecs to 13-12 on the season, while the Rainbow Wahine improve to 12-10.

T-NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO FALLS TO T-NO.12 UCSB IN OVERTIME 11-9

 

Aztecs drop second game in as many days in Hawaii

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April 1, 2017 (Honolulu) - In a game between two teams ranked 12th nationally, San Diego State was unfortunately on the wrong side of an 11-9 overtime decision with UC Santa Barbara on Friday night at the Hawai’i Invitational. The loss dropped the Aztecs to 13-11 overall, while the Gauchos improved to 15-8.

T-NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO FALLS TO NO. 3 UCLA IN HAWAII

 

Aztecs drop 22-5 decision to Bruins at Hawai’i Invitational

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March 31, 2017 (Honolulu) - T-No. 12 San Diego State dropped its first game of the Hawai’i Invitational, falling to third-ranked UCLA, 22-5, Thursday night at Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex. The loss snapped the Aztecs’ two-game winning streak and lowered their record to 13-10 on the year.

SDSU WATER POLO: IOLI BENEKOU NAMED GCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Senior scored two game-winners last week

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March 30, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Ioli Benekou is the Golden Coast Water Polo Player of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday. The award is the second of her career and first since her freshman campaign in 2014.

NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO EDGES NO. 21 LMU ON THE ROAD 7-6

 

Benekou for the second straight game scores the winner

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March 25, 2017 (Los Angeles) - No. 12 San Diego State found itself in the same position as Friday and came away with the same result in defeating 21st-ranked LMU, 7-6, at Burns Aquatics Center in Los Angeles. The decision kept the Aztecs’ Golden Coast Conference sheet clean at 4-0 (13-9 overall) and dropped the Lions to 9-12 (1-1 GCC).

NO. 12 AZTECS WATER POLO RALLIES LATE TO DEFEAT T-NO. 25 CALIFORNIA BAPTIST

 

Aztecs win 9-8 to improve to 3-0 in GCC action

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March 24, 2017 (Riverside) - No. 12 San Diego State trailed by as many as three goals in the first half and received a goal from Ioli Benekou with 1:38 left in the fourth quarter to complete the rally and give the Aztecs a 9-8 road win at 25th-ranked California Baptist. SDSU is now 12-9 overall, 3-0 in the Golden Coast Conference and 22-0 all-time in GCC action.

SDSU WATER POLO: ISRAELS NAMED GCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR SECOND TIME IN 2017

 

Senior is first player this season to earn weekly award twice

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March 23, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior utility Caroline Israels has been named the Golden Coast Conference Co-Player of the Week, the league announced on Thursday morning. Israels shares her second award of the season with LMU’s Hana Vilanova.

NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO SPLITS TWO GAMES AT ROADRUNNER INVITATIONAL

 

Aztecs defeat Cal State East Bay, but fall to No. 11 Princeton

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March 18, 2017 (Bakersfield) - No. 12 San Diego State completed a four-game-in-three-day stretch on Saturday by splitting two games at the Roadrunner Invitational in Bakersfield. The Aztecs defeated Cal State East Bay, 15-4, before falling to No. 11 Princeton, 5-4. The two decisions put SDSU’s record for the season at 11-9.

NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO DOWNS FRESNO PACIFIC 14-9

 

SDSU improves to 2-0 in GCC action, 21-0 all-time in league

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March 17, 2017 (Fresno) - No. 12 San Diego State scored the game’s first six goals and never looked back in a 14-9 road victory over Fresno Pacific Friday night. The win moved the Aztecs to 2-0 in Golden Coast action (21-0 all-time) and 10-8 overall.

NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO'S RALLY FALLS SHORT IN LOSS TO NO. 5 UC IRVINE

 

Aztecs have four-game winning streak snapped

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March 16, 2017 (San Diego) - No. 12 San Diego State got a late defensive stop to put it in position to tie the game, but ultimately fell to fifth-ranked UC Irvine, 9-7, Thursday afternoon at Aztec Aquaplex. The loss snapped SDSU’s four-game winning streak and dropped it to 9-8 on the year.

NO. 17 SDSU WATER POLO SWIMS AWAY FROM BUCKNELL

SDSU defeats Bison to post 4-0 record at tournament

 

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March 12, 2017 (San Diego) - No. 17 San Diego State allowed the first goal of the game and then scored nine unanswered goals en route to a 10-4 victory over Bucknell, a team that was receiving votes in the latest CWPA Top-25 Poll. SDSU, which went 4-0 at the Aztec Invitational, saw its record move to 9-7 on the season.

NO. 17 SDSU WATER POLO UPSETS NO. 13 INDIANA IN SUDDEN VICTORY OT

 

Aztecs defeat Hoosiers 9-8

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March 12, 2017 (San Diego) - Hannah Carrillo scored from the left side with 2:04 left in the first sudden-victory period to lift 17th-ranked San Diego State past No. 13 Indiana, 9-8, Sunday afternoon at Aztec Aquaplex. With their second upset in two days, SDSU improved to 8-7 on the year.

NO. 17 AZTECS WATER POLO SWEEPS FIRST DAY OF AZTEC INVITE

 

SDSU defeats San Jose State and Chapman

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March 11, 2017 (San Diego) - No. 17 San Diego State defeated both 12th-ranked San Jose State and Chapman on the first day of the 11th annual Aztec Invitational. The two victories evened SDSU’s record at 7-7 on the season.

SDSU WATER POLO EARNS 10-8 VICTORY OVER CHENGDU UNIVERSITY

 

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March 2, 2017 (San Diego) - Caroline Israels scored three goals, including the game winner, to help No. 17 San Diego State defeat Chengdu University of China, 10-8, in an exhibition contest Thursday afternoon at Aztec Aquaplex.

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